Jason Jackson Named Sideline Reporter for HEAT Telecasts

MIAMI, Oct. 8– The Miami HEAT and Sunshine Network announced today that they have named broadcasting veteran Jason Jackson sideline reporter for HEAT telecasts on Sunshine Network. He will also serve as pregame and halftime host, joining Eric Reid, Mike Fratello and Tony Fiorentino on the HEAT television broadcast team. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“The HEAT are happy to add Jason Jackson to our broadcast family,” said HEAT President, Business Operations Eric Woolworth. “Adding Jason to work alongside Eric Reid, Mike Fratello, Mike Inglis, Tony Fiorentino and José Pañeda provides the HEAT with one of the most experienced and knowledgeable local broadcaster lineups in all of professional sports.”

“Jason Jackson is a talented NBA broadcaster who will bring unique insight to our HEAT telecast team,” said Cathy Weeden, Sunshine Network vice president and general manager. “Fueled by experience, he’s a pro who lights up the screen with storytelling ability and perspective.”

Jackson recently finished hosting a local Hartford radio show, The Jax Show, a four-hour afternoon-drive, daily sports talk radio show heard in the Greater Hartford, CT area on ESPN Radio.

In May 2002, Jackson concluded a nearly seven-year stay at ESPN. He was most recently the host of NBA 2Night, NBA Matchup and ESPN Radio’s Gameday. He was also a regular contributer to SportsCenter and ESPN.com’s NBA page. Jackson also served as host for ESPN’s coverage of the NBA All-Star Game and the NBA Finals from 1997-2002. He joined the network in 1995.

Before joining ESPN, Jackson worked at WSVN-TV in Miami as a sports reporter/anchor from 1994-1995. Prior to that, he was news director, anchor and a talk show host at WFAL-AM and WBGU-FM in Bowling Green, OH from 1990-1994.